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Monthly Archives: November 2006

Father

There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself. ~ John Gregory Brown, “Decorations in a […]

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Insomnia

If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep. ~Dale Carnegie My dearest E., Dale Carnegie’s quote is so apt. Being deprived of sleep is bad enough. Your body and mind are tired, but for whatever reasons, you […]

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Supermodel

It’s not what you do once in a while, it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference ~ Jenny Craig My dearest E., You’re going to be a junior model! OK, I’m only saying this because your father and I are naturally excited that a talent agency called. And they […]

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Dancing with abandon

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music. ~William Stafford My dearest E.,You love to dance! Did you know that? You begin to dance when you hear the sounds of anything that remotely resemble music, even my whistling, or tongue-clicking sounds. But most of all, you begin to dance most animatedly […]

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Because you love me

It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into. ~Terri Guillemets My dearest E., I awoke this morning, not to the harsh, annoying beep-beep-beep of my alarm clock, but to the soft gentle caresses I felt on my face. They were so light and feathery at first, I thought they […]

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Giggle laugh giggle

When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they’re seeing angels ~ Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994My dearest E., I don’t think I’ve heard you laugh and giggle as much as you did over the weekend. You presented such a huge treat for me and your father. I’m […]

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Moon River

Moon River, wider than a mile, I’m crossing you in style, someday…. ~ Henry Mancini (music) & Johnny Mercer (lyrics) My dearest E., This may turn out to be your current, favourite bed-time song. I sang it to you tonight and watched as your big round eyes quietly surveyed my face. You looked at me […]

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Silent Soldier

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect ~ Sir Walter Scott My dearest E., If you do not already know by now, I am a lawyer. I do not say I am proud of […]

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Sharing

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie ~ Tenneva Jordan My dearest E., I was so proud of you; that you have now learnt the concept of sharing. You may not, at this juncture, realise the importance […]

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Beauty

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart ~ Hellen Keller My dearest E., You are my daughter- and my daughter is Beauty personified. A picture perfect creation. Where comes from all this beauty you possess, both inner and outer? As […]

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